1 Oct 2019 15:34

Daughter of ex-Donbas militiaman unaware of Netherlands' request for Russia to facilitate his questioning

DONETSK. Oct 1 (Interfax) - Maria Tsemakh, a daughter of Volodymyr Tsemakh, a former militiaman fighting for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said the family was unaware of the Dutch authorities' request for Russian prosecutors to facilitate his questioning.

"Nobody has contacted us on the matter. When Ukraine wrote about this [Tsemakh's questioning] last time, the Netherlands did not ask any questions. There is even a statement by the United States that my father doesn't have any [valuable] information," Maria Tsemakh told Interfax on Tuesday.

It was reported earlier on Tuesday that the Netherlands had asked Russian prosecution authorities to provide assistance in finding Tsemakh, who Dutch authorities wished to question on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flights 17 (MH17) in Donbas in July 2014.